Fire Assistant

Advise local governments on prevention and control of forest fires.

What does a Fire Assistant do?

Advises local governments, public, and timber interests on prevention and control of forest fires: Inspects forest areas and standby fire fighting crews in fire prevention and control program. Prepares public-information materials and campaigns on fire prevention techniques. Gives instructions to fire fighting crews in methods of controlling forest fires, considering such factors as terrain, wind conditions, history of rainfall in fire area, and location of population centers. Gives public lectures to campers, youth groups, and hunters to promote responsible use of fire and inflammable materials in forest areas. May direct activities of fire suppression crews. May participate in fighting fires.